The fourth annual Bath Spa Porthleven Prize exhibition ‘As the Weather‘, opens in the New Year at Walcot Chapel in Bath.

Porthleven presents the work of five art students who each were awarded a fully-funded artist residency at the Old Lifeboat House art studio in Porthleven, Cornwall, which they undertook in May 2016 as part of the Bath Spa Porthleven Prize.

The Bath Spa Porthleven Prize is an opportunity for Bath Spa students to take part in a fully-funded ten day residency based in the Cornish Studio, with travel, accommodation and other expenses included. Whilst there, the students work together to produce a body of work in any discipline they choose; including film, sound, sculpture, and visual art – portraying Cornwall as people have never seen it before.

As the Weather‘ showcases what exciting results can be created through interdisciplinary collaborative practice. Although all from arts backgrounds, each student introduces their own diverse working processes and media to the group.

Porthleven Prize Residency 2016 Video

Since completing the residency, the five students have worked hard to produce a body of new work, which will be exhibited in the New Year at Walcot Chapel.

This year’s Bath Spa Porthleven Prize winners are:

Benjamin Jones

Oliver Lucas

Melissa Mahon

Holly Nichols

Toby Webb.

Find out how to apply to the Porthleven Prize 2017.